Court extends time for Indrani Mukerjea to furnish surety

The time ended on June 1

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, June 02, 2022, 11:58 PM IST
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Court extends time for Indrani Mukerjea to furnish surety | Photo: Viral Bhayani

Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in her daughter Sheena Bora’s murder case, has said in her application seeking more time to find persons to stand surety for her, that she has come out of jail after 6.5 years in jail and her contacts with persons she knew personally have broken.

As per her bail conditions, she is supposed to find two local persons to stand surety for her within two weeks of getting bail. The two-weeks time ended on June 1. In her plea seeking extra time, another reason Indrani gave for not being able to furnish sureties at present is that her phone was confiscated by the CBI. She said that it will take her time to furnish sureties and hence that she be given eight weeks' time to fulfil the condition.

The CBI’s prosecutor had strongly opposed her application and said that sufficient time had been given already and no proper reasons were given for extending time. Indrani had been granted bail by the apex court and her bail conditions were set by the special CBI court in the city.

Special CBI Judge SP Nimbalkar said in the order that considering the entirety of circumstances, keeping in mind the sum of local surety to be furnished and the particular reasons adduced by the accused, the court is of the considered view that further time needs to be granted to her to comply with the bail order.

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